Whistler in March and April: Your FAQs Unveiled

When winter lasts longer there is more time to explore Whistler’s abundant terrain thanks to one of the longest, most reliable snow seasons anywhere (that runs through May!). Discover why March and April are the proof that Whistler is the ultimate spring ski destination. Dive into the excitement of spring when the snow is soft, and spirits are soaring. This blog serves as your guide to the frequently asked questions, unveiling the wonders that make Whistler a must-visit during this dynamic season.

Q:What’s On The Agenda?

Spring-Skiing Adventure

After a snow-filled beginning to March, a historically snowy month that has delivered this season an incredible amount of snowfall, the stage is set for excellent spring skiing conditions, with a deep snowpack covering the mountains (see the most up- to-date Whistler Blackcomb report here). Embrace fresh corduroy in the morning, buttery groomers in the afternoon, and the potential for late-season powder dumps—making spring skiing at Whistler Blackcomb the best. With one of North America’s longest ski seasons, Blackcomb Mountain remains open until May 20, 2024.

Multi-Sport Days

Explore Whistler’s trails as they gradually emerge from the winter snowscape. Consider a leisurely spring walk or a relaxed bike ride along the scenic Valley Trail. You have the option to venture northward towards Green Lake or head south, tracing the picturesque banks of Alta Lake towards Creekside and Function Junction. Given Whistler’s location on the Pacific Flyway, keep an eye out for potential avian guests during your excursion. To enhance your journey, book one of our Whistler Experience Guides outings to explore Whistler as a local during this time of the year included on your Resort Experience Fee.

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Après-Ski-Son

Celebrate your day in the mountains on a sunny patio during the best time of the year. Immerse yourself in the iconic Après-Ski-Son at the Mallard Lounge with playful cocktails, shareable dishes, and live entertainment. Picture yourself on the patio, ski boots tapping, sunglasses gleaming, and a whimsical cocktail in hand, accompanied by live music playing the perfect après-ski tune.

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World Ski & Snowboard Festival

Feel the rush of adrenaline as extreme sports take center stage in Whistler in April! Whether you are an athlete pushing limits or a spectator soaking in the action, you won’t want to miss the World Ski & Snowboard Festival, including the Whistler Cup. Immerse yourself in a whirlwind of excitement with thrilling competitions, live music, concerts and an atmosphere buzzing with energy.

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World Ski and Snowboard Festival, WSSF
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Easter Festivities

Fairmont Chateau Whistler has families covered for a joyous Easter celebration. Engage in delightful Easter egg hunts, savor special brunches, and create lasting memories with our Easter Programming surrounded by the stunning mountain landscape—a perfect blend of festive charm and luxurious hospitality.

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Q: Is There Dining Available During This Time of the Year?

Best Dining Deals In Whistler

Whistler locals eagerly await dining specials, and these months are no exception. The Wildflower and The Grill Room Spring dining specials are available from April 2, 2024, offering a gastronomic journey capturing the essence of the season. For foodie enthusiasts, this is the prime time to indulge in Whistler’s finest offerings.

Q: How’s the Snow and Weather Conditions?

Extended Sunnier Days

Lifts are open until 4 pm at this time of year, allowing guilt-free late mornings indulging in the Fairmont Gold Lounge. March promises both powder days and sunshine, which it has already been delivering, while April serves up long days with hero snow as it warms up. Despite the transition to spring, Whistler alpine usually retains its snowy allure. Over the last four winter ski seasons, these months have seen an average of 1-2 meters of snowfall, ensuring optimal conditions for winter sports enthusiasts.

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Whether you are sipping cocktails in ski boots during Après-Ski-Son or embarking on a multi-sport day adventure, know that an incredible journey awaits in Whistler’s embrace of spring. When the sun is shining and the days stretch longer, embrace adventure from the peaks to the patio.

Spring presents unbeatable value on accommodation, with the Fairmont Moments stay longer offer available to book until March 29, 2024, allowing you to save up to 25% on luxury stays. Turn your sights towards spring in Whistler for sun-kissed days and unforgettable après experiences.

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